Going live on the opening day of Autosport International, January 14th, the new Wildcat website (www.qtwildcat.co.uk) will be presenting the three model range, developed since Qt took over the manufacture of the Wildcat offroad brand.
The three new models start with the 300STR, which is a dual purpose, street legal competition car that Qt are offering with lifestyle and custom options such as air conditioning, hi-fi and even a golf club compartment.
Next up is the 400NSR, a contender for hill rally honours in national events such as the British Cross Country Championship or the French Tout Terrain series. A variety of engine and suspension options are available, depending on the level of competition required. Qt have built in considerable flexibility to the options, with the facility to cover from entry level to professional team status.
The jewel in the Qt crown, however, is the 500DKR, a full-blown rally raid machine, powered by the latest 4-litre Jaguar V8 petrol engine putting out in excess of 285bhp. Chassis, drivetrain and electronics are fully ruggedised to withstand the harshest raid conditions and options are available to make this car a serious contender for international honours. The first Qt-built Wildcat running with the Jaguar V8 was placed third in the recent gruelling Pharaons Rally held in Egypt's Western Desert.
Dave Marsh, boss of Qt is enthusiastic about the interest being shown in the reborn Wildcat: "It's been quite an adventure, taking this project on but with the improvements we have made in just about all departments – particularly the chassis dynamics, where the drivability has been improved no end – it looks like it's all beginning to pay off."
Full details of the range can be found at www.qtwildcat.co.uk and the cars – including Michel Visey's third placed Pharaons Rally version - can be seen on the Wildcat stand number 7150 at Autosport International at the NEC, Birmingham from January 14th to 17th inclusive.
Celebrities being interviewed in the Live Action Arena will also have the pleasure of being chauffeured in by full competition prepared Wildcat.